Students' Difficulties in Writing Descriptive Text: An Analysis Study

  • Ruziana Apriliana Mahasiswa Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FKIP UMRAH
  • Muhammad Candra Dosen FKIP UMRAH
  • Gatot Subroto Dosen FKIP UMRAH
Keywords: Students’ Difficulties, Writing, Descriptive Text

Abstract

This research aimed to know students’ difficulties in writing descriptive text. This research intended to find out students’ difficulties in writing descriptive text. The subject of the study was the 10th grade students of SMAN 4 Senayang in the academic year of 2018/2019. The researcher used writing test to know the students’ difficulties in writing descriptive text. In this research, the researcher used qualitative descriptive research. A qualitative method is kind of research without using any calculation or statistic. Firstly, the researcher identification of students’ difficulties after that the researcher classified students’ difficulties into two types, consisting of difficulties in generic structure and language features. Based on the result of the test, the students has so many difficulties in writing descriptive text, as follows difficult choosing the topic related to the topic, difficult distinguish between identification and description paragraph, difficult developing ideas related to the topic, difficult writing descriptive text with correct grammar, and also lack of vocabularies.

Published
2020-06-08
Section
Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris